Prime Meridian

4.1
349 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
Prime Meridian Restaurant offers a unique dining space with dramatic views of Centennial Olympic Park and the downtown skyline. Serving upscale American cuisine in an open-kitchen atmosphere, this sophisticated restaurant treats guests to innovative menus, artfully prepared with carefully selected local ingredients. Set in a comfortably elegant dining room, Prime Meridian offers a level of hospitality that embodies the friendly spirit of the South.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 818-4450
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Greg Wright
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Catering
Our experienced catering professionals will customize a menu for your event. For more information on restaurant private dining, please call (404) 818-4455.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Marietta Street & Centennial Olympic Park Drive
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Parking details
Hotel valet with validation available at the host stand.
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Public transit
MARTA rail stop at Dome/GWCC/CNN Center
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 349 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined 7 days ago

Service was absolutely horrible and restaurant was only half full. Had to call the waiter for refill on drinks. Never got an item I ordered for my daughter and my appetizer, which I ordered for my meal, was ice cold. Was very disappointed but location was great for bite before concert at mercedes-benz stadium. Also cocktails were pretty good

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Great pre-concert meal with friends. Convenient. Good food.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Steak was seared so long on one side that it was too tough to eat. It wasn’t terribly over cooked but it wasn’t great either. A $36 steak should be great. Our server was fantastic... just wish the food matched the service

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3.0Dined on June 26, 2018

The food was meh...service was punctual but rude...location good. We would not return.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

The Shrimp & Grits were very good, but be prepared to remove the tails. The filet was excellent, melt in your mouth tender & perfectly cooked to my requested medium-rare. Both paired nicely with a bottle of Meomi Pinot Noir.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Everything exceeded expectations! Our server Hershel was the best!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Great view & the steak was one of the best I’ve ever had— attentive service and pleasant atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Wow the Caesar salmon salad with grit croutons was FANTASTIC! Delish.

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1.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I will never go here again and do not recommend it. When we arrived at 7 for our reservation, we stood around for 5 minutes before they told us it would be 20 more. This was unacceptable since we had a concert to go to. A manager eventually sat 8 of us at a 6-top table. The host then said she'd take our drink orders, but said she couldn't take any alcoholic drink orders. She left for a while, came back, and said she actually could take alcoholic orders. I asked if we could put our food orders in since it seemed like service would be slow. She said she couldn't find anyone to take our order, which I said was unacceptable. She then said she couldn't help that it was busy and pointed OUTSIDE to the park... The restaurant was busy, but not slammed. At this point, we got up and left. Terrible experience that I do not recommend.

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

In a hotel, so typical hotel service, nothing special.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food was excellent. waiter was ok. i think the cook staff was the problem as it took way to long to get our food and once the waiter disappeared, he was gone for ten/fifteen minutes. It may be because this is Georgia and I am used to fast service being from NY, but overall wasn’t that impressed. It was good not great.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great location in the heart of downtown. The views are somewhat obstructed by trees, but you still have a wonderful skyline view. We came for dinner, and there weren’t many others there, so it’s a very quiet spot. The menu has options for everyone, so you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy. They validate Valet parking, you just have to ask the hostess to stamp your ticket. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

My husband and I visited Atlanta for the Hinman Meeting. We always enjoy our meals together after his busy day. Prime Meridian
facilitated good conversation and relaxation.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Prompt reservations and great food!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The service was wonderful. The food was very good with good size portions.

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2.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Vegetarian options were non existent on the menu. When asked, the waiter responded with a salad or rice with vegetables. Boring and unappealing. Ended up with a colorful plate of asparagus, carrots, and sweet potato fries that all tasted good, but not really a meal. Colleague ordered and specified a gluten free salmon caesar that arrived with croutons. It was returned to the kitchen and when the second version was delivered it was without croutons, but the salmon was half of the original portion.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Reservation at 11:30. Confusion over when restaurant actually opened, as doors were locked. Did open at 11:35, but staff did not appear ready and everything moving very slowly at first. They eventually recovered, we were finished by 12:30 and food was excellent. Wondering if Open Table reservations is not coordinating with restaurant on actual hours. Had this issue once before (only used Open Table twice)

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Best ribeye i ever ate!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent restaurant! Although located in the hotel the food and service is far beyond what one usually gets and/or expects from a hotel restaurant. The filet was perfectly cooked. On par with any restaurant in the area.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Very good place to dine out. Food was very good and the service we got was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was excellent! Would recommend the “smoosh” burger. May have been the best burger ever!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was delicious and we had a great time. The staff were very courteous as well as accommodating to our needs.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great view. Nice location. Food was above average.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We had an awesome time. The food was great and so was our server Kevin

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2.0Dined on February 5, 2018

We were celebrating 2 birthdays. We were seated quickly. There was no one else seated in the restaurant but a waiter never came to our table. After sitting for 20 minutes I ended up having to ask the wait staff if someone was going to come to our table and take our order. We were ignored until then, with staff arranging placemats at other tables until that time. The food was okay, but overpriced. Even for big city. The crab cake was the best thing we had. The scallops were too chewy, the ribs fatty, and the black truffle pate abysmal. The ox tail was okay. The fried quail was above average. The view was great. And the location was perfect since we were going to a concert. Would I eat there again? Only in a time crunch. And if only get the crabcakes.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was okay not memorable Beautiful view of park

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Good service. Buffet always an option in this restaurant ; the aroma is reminiscent of a school lunchroom at times. Not a buffet person; ate shrimp and grits and a burger from the menu. Both were good.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Took foreign visiting business associates out to discuss business. This was during a trade show at the GWCC which is right around the corner attended by thousands, many looking for a place to eat. It was a busy evening at Prime due to high volume, but service was attentive, food was cooked according to what we ordered and we felt relaxed. Recommend for business lunch/dinner.
I don't usually mention servers by name, but Kevin took care of us very well.
Greg

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

GREAT place before a game. Booked for a party of 5 prior to College Championship game. Very accommodating as we added a few more people and ended up a party of 10. Excellent and attentive service even on a ridiculously busy day. Food was also very good. Highly recommend when you are in the area or for a pre/post game meal.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Mediocre. Food and service not up to dinner cost. Skip buffet and grits. Order the Greens. Overpriced. Good view. Good location to Phillips.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Arrived at designated reservation time, place was half empty, host said one minute, and 5 minutes later there was still no one coming to seat me. Complete waste of time, and to be honest the restaurant didn't look that appetizing, more like a breakfast buffet hotel setup. Old tables and chairs, this place needs to up it's game. VERY disappointing.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

The Christmas special was unbelievable ! We were so glad we chose it. The pumpkin soup was a delightful surprise. The salad was the most beautifully presented and flavor combination we have every had. The bread, butter and jam was delicious. Then came the Entree. Wonderful Prime Rib, duchess potatoes, asparagus and carrots. Everything was cooked perfectly. Then came the eggnog creme brulee! the presentation was beautiful. It was not your standard brulee. the fresh fruit on top was the perfect combination. Our server was personable and prompt. We were visiting from out of town. Our little family had the perfect Christmas dinner with no preparation or clean up. A wonderful treat and change. Thank goodness we only had to waddle up to our rooms at the Omni !

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We booked this restaurant for Christmas dinner. The building was nice once we found parking. The food was delicious, except the scallops were undercooked. The service was HORRIBLE. I think the server's name was Gabriel. We do not know if he did not want to be working or what the problem was. He never asked if we wanted drinks (just poured water once), rushed our party when ordering, did not bring out complimentary bread until after the appetizers, and stood by the food station and watched our table. We had to ask other servers for help. After seeing him be more accommodating to his other tables we asked for the manager. The manager was more than helpful. After explaining the one food issue and the horrible service, he more than compensated our party. As stated the food was delicious (except the scallops), it was the server that ruined it.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was just okay. Nice view. Will likely pick a better spot for Christmas dinner next year.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas pre-fix menu was great! Pumpkin soup and the salad were out favorites

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Steak was over cooked-sent it back, then they under cooked it. The rest of my party was satisfied with their meal. Nice atmosphere, great views, but service was mediocre at best.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Good Place for lunch before a game. Ate here prior to SEC Championship game. Relaxed pace, good burgers and a varied menu or buffet option. Very attentive service even on a busy game day. Would definitely go back when attending a game.

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Buffet food needs to be hotter

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2017

We choose this place because of its promixity to Philips- which makes it super convenient. Like most hotel restaurants it’s over priced. Service was slow. Really slow. They clearly wanted you to pick the buffet. Upside- drinks were well done, it’s hard to get a really good old fashioned, these were on point. We had the chowder, crab cake and shrimp and grits. Not one wasted bite! Serving sizes were good but not too much. I’ll go back and make sure I have plenty of time before the show!

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4.0Dined on November 6, 2017

Service was excellent. Food arrived quickly and with lovely presentation. We had a great table for view and working lunch!

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